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Atari 2600: Tennis

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Activision Tennis is a 1981 Atari 2600 video game by Activision. It was one of a series of sports games by Activision, which also included 1980's Activision Boxing. Activision Tennis was designed by Activision co-founder, Alan Miller.

Activision Tennis is played for one set of games, in which the first player to win six games won the competition. One of the players on the screen appears in pink; the other one in blue. Most of tennis' rules applied to this game, except that there are no out of bounds shots. Shots that hit the lines were always considered inbound shots. Due to technical limitations (low resolution), the tennis ball appears as a block instead of a sphere.

Identifier atari_2600_tennis_1983_cce_c-858_4k
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:50:24
Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:50:24
Emulator a2600
Emulator_ext bin
Controller joystick


Reviewer: Atari Boy - - December 28, 2013
Subject: A classic game
I used to play this game as a kid. In fact the whole family did. We used to have tennis tournaments all the time over Christmas and family get together etc. The game play was really good for it's time. Many many hours spent playing this game.
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Jason Scott
on 12/25/2013